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Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem] home_directory_path
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-20 08:17:01

Alexander Churanov wrote:
> As a user of both Windows and UNIX (FreeBSD), I think that the
> discussion is overcomplicated. There several things an application
> needs to know about the directories:
> 1) Where to put/find user-specific configuration-data.
> 2) Where to find system-wide configuration-data.
> 3) Where to put user-specific caches.
> 4) Where to find user-generated content.

I fail to see how you have simplified the discussion with that enumeration. It may be more succinct or described in less proprietary terms, but it isn't a simplification.

> Note, UNIX users typically store their files under ${HOME}, it is OK
> to consider ${HOME} as an equivalent of "My Documents", though they
> are not the same.

They are definitely not the same. As I stated elsewhere, the user's home directory is equivalent to C:\ on a Windows system. The user shouldn't put "user-generated content" there. It should be in some subdirectory as preferred by the user, which you understood when you wrote "under" in the quoted sentence.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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